A cross sectional study to assess the infrastructure and logistics available at Anganwadi centres in a rural area
Keywords:Anganwadi centres, Anganwadi workers, Infrastructure, Logistics
Background: ICDS is running from about last four decades in our Country sponsored by Central Government. For achievements of ICDS objectives Anganwadi Centres need to be well equipped in infrastructure and logistics as they are the main source of services provided under ICDS. To find out available infrastructure and logistics at Anganwadi Centers (AWCs), to study the bio-social profiles of Anganwadi Worker (AWWs) and to assess the factors affecting the organizing ‘matriya samiti’ meeting by AWWs at AWCs.
Methods: A cross sectional observational study conducted in a rural area of district Bareilly in 22 Anganwadi Centres selected by multi-stage sampling technique. Selected Anganwadi Centres were visited and selected Anganwadi workers and beneficiaries were interviewed.
Results: Majority of AWCs were having pucca type of construction but only 18% were having toilet facility. 60% of AWCs were having regular supply of supplementary nutrition, 72% of AWCs do not have any cooking utensils, around 55% were having growth charts, only 32% were having complete non formal pre-school education kit, less than 40% were having complete medicine kit and only 13% were having referral slips.Conclusions: Most of the AWCs were not having adequate infrastructure and logistics as requires.
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